H. D. Abeygoonewardane

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Henry Dias Abeygoonewardane (29 December 1917 - ) was a Sri Lankan politician and member of parliament.[1][2]

In 1947, standing as the Communist Party's candidate, Abeygoonewardane was elected to the first parliament of Ceylon, representing the Matara electorate.[3] He received over 57% of the vote whilst his nearest rival obtained only 25%.


  1. ^ "Hon. Abeygoonewardane, Henry Dias, M.P." Directory of Past Members. Parliament of Sri Lanka. Retrieved 20 July 2017.
  2. ^ Jātika Rājya Sabhāva Pustakālya (1972). Members of the Legislatures of Ceylon: 1931-1972. National State Assembly. p. 4.
  3. ^ "Result of Parliamentary General Election 1947" (PDF). Department of Elections, Sri Lanka. Retrieved 17 July 2017.